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Weekend Doctor: Urinary incontinence in women

By Joshua Ebel, MD
Blanchard Valley Urology Associates

Many women suffer from urinary incontinence, also known as urinary leakage. For some, this can be a slight dribble with activity that is a daily inconvenience. For others, it can be a major source of embarrassment that interferes with daily life. Just because incontinence is common, it doesn’t mean you have to live with it. There are a variety of solutions out there depending on your goals and the type of incontinence you have.

Weekend Doctor: Tumor registrars

By Jamie Thompson, CTR
Tumor Registry Program Administrator, Armes Family Cancer Care Center

What is a certified tumor registrar (CTR)? Do they register tumors? In a sense, yes. Certified tumor registrars work in a cancer registry, with a primary responsibility to create a data file for all patients with a new cancer diagnosis. Information recorded includes demographics, medical history, tumor-specific characteristics, stage, treatment and patient outcomes.

Weekend Doctor: Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Christian Steiner, MD
Psychiatric Center of Northwest Ohio

For the characters in the “Game of Thrones,” the phrase “Winter is Coming” meant that bad things were about to happen. For us in northern Ohio, the phrase “winter is coming” also can hold a bad omen, as many of us suffer from seasonal depression.

Weekend Doctor: Neighbors helping neighbors

By Amy Rathbun
Birchaven Village

Neighbors helping neighbors is nothing new to our area. During a pandemic, it is easy to focus on keeping yourself and family members safe.

Weekend Doctor: Annual wellness visits

By Jennifer Stull, MD
EasternWoods Family Practice 

Annual wellness visits (AWV) are an important part of an adult's healthy lifestyle. The purpose of an AWV is to develop and maintain a personalized prevention plan to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Even if you do not have chronic illnesses, it is recommended to have an AWV to be proactive about your health. These visits differ from traditional office visits in which you may be seen for new or acute concerns. 

Blanchard Valley Health System updates masking policy

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has updated its organization-wide COVID-19 masking policy in response to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. 

Effective Thursday, October 6, 2022, vaccinated BVHS associates working in non-clinical areas will be able to unmask in specified areas during all transmission levels.

BVHS clinical-working associates will continue to mask, regardless of vaccination status, during periods of high transmission, as defined by the CDC.